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Category: Empty Property

Could you get an interest-free loan to restore an empty property?

In the midst of a housing crisis and with alarming numbers of rough sleepers perishing in winter weather, it is startling to discover that there are more than 600,000 unoccupied homes in the UK, revealed House Beautiful magazine. Roughly two-thirds …

Empty property insurance explained

According to an article published by the magazine House Beautiful on the 24th of November 2018, there are currently more than 600,000 lying empty and unoccupied in England – and two-thirds of these have been unoccupied for less than six …

Who needs unoccupied property insurance cover?

Your property may be unoccupied for periods of time. In terms of your insurance cover that might not be an issue – but it may become one. If your property stands unoccupied for more than a specified number of consecutive …

The key facts of unoccupied property insurance

Updated August 2018 There may be many reasons why your property sits unoccupied for a period of time. That may not be an issue for your existing landlords insurance, unless the period concerned exceeds the specified number of consecutive days …

Problems with an empty property

Properties might stand empty for any one of many different reasons. Perhaps it is because: it is under renovation; a landlord is finding it very difficult to let – for whatever reason; it is an inheritance that is proving tricky …

Empty house grants

Publishing the 2016 edition of the report Empty Homes in England, the campaign group Empty Homes, cites the surprising statistic that there are more than 600,000 empty homes in the country – and that some 200,000 of these have been …

Unoccupied Properties

If your let property is without a tenant, or you are a homeowner who is living or working away from home for a period or time, or even if you have inherited a property that you are not quite what …

Homeowners and landlords – do you need buildings insurance for an empty property?

From a landlord’s perspective an empty property is a bit of a headache. And while buildings insurance for an empty property may not solve this headache you will at least have some peace of mind that your investment is protected …

Vacant property insurance explained

When does property you own become vacant? Individual owners might have a wide range of opinions, depending largely upon the particular reason for the premises being temporarily unoccupied. Insurers, on the other hand, are likely to have a rather more …

What to do if you own or are buying an empty home

Britain’s population is both growing and the age profile is getting older. These are just two of the factors contributing to an overall shortage of housing. Yet the government’s own figures reveal that although: only 115,000 new homes were built …